On Wednesday 18th May 2016, Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) won the African Utility of the year 2015/2016. The award ceremony which was held in Cape Town, South Africa brought together 700 of Africa’s most power and water industry professionals to the Africa Utility Week and Clean Power Africa.
The leading event and platform focus on recognizing, rewarding, and celebrating the success of Africa’s power and water sectors. The corporation was competing with other utilities in Africa including Moshi Urban Water and Sewerage Authority (Tanzania), Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (Kenya), Rand Water (South Africa), and Umgeni Water (South Africa).
The Africa Utility week provided the NWSC with an opportunity to showcase its customer-centered approach to business with several top managers and directors present for the Africa Utility Week. Among these was the Managing Director, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, Director of Business &Scientific Services, Dr. Rose Kaggwa, and the Manager Business Relations, Mr. Joseph Ndegeya.
Dr. Silver Mugisha’s impeccable contribution to water efficiency has seen NWSC receive accolades for its outstanding work and effort towards the provision of water for all. According to NWSC’s five-year Strategic Direction (2013-2018), strategic focus is put on infrastructure service delivery, increased geographical coverage, financial and operational efficiency, and stakeholder engagement, among others, to ensure accelerated service delivery. This has resulted in a significant increase in service coverage and supply reliability.
Commenting on the award, Mugisha thanked the public for believing in him and the management team at NWSC. “We commit to continuous improvement and innovative service delivery,” he stated.
Other nominees included;
Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Program Officer:
Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Selestino Babungi, Managing Director & CEO, Umeme (Power Executive of the year)
Eco-fuel Africa Limited (Community Development Project of the Year)
Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Program Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative/NELSAP (Power/Water Woman of the Year)
Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo, Director: Business Development, National Environment Trust Fund (Power/Water Woman of the Year)
Kenya Rose Kaggwa, Director Business & Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (Power/Water Woman of the Year)